• Kyodo


The Chinese military is weighing the regular use of unmanned aircraft to monitor the East China Sea, a move that may exacerbate tensions with Japan over the Senkaku Islands, a Chinese document on Beijing’s use of drones showed Friday.

The document, compiled in October, suggested the need for drones operated by the People’s Liberation Army, noting that patrols of the area by Chinese ships aren’t enough to protect Chinese interests.

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